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Old 23-07-2017, 09:56 AM
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Any professional modders?

I want to mod my camera and before I break it I thought I would ask..I there any folk here who do such work professionally (i.e. do a good job for a professional fee).
If so would you be prepared to mod my camera? And an estimate of the cost.
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Old 23-07-2017, 10:54 AM
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I have modded several Canon 450Ds, full spectrum, cooling, even a mono version. It is not too hard to do the mod yourself, i suggest you read Gary Honis' excellent web pages on modding Canons.

http://dslrmodifications.com/

I would be happy to provide advice but my days of modding are probably over. I recommend you purchase a magnifying lamp, the kind with a curcular flouro with a magnifier lense in the middle. They are essential in my opinion for seeing all the small ribbon connections etc inside the camera.
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Old 23-07-2017, 11:32 AM
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Hi Glen
Thank you very much.
I think it would be a challenge but I will try if I can't find anyone.
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Old 23-07-2017, 12:48 PM
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Alex, there is a camera shop in George Street, Sydney, that used to do filter removals for $150 plus postage. I can't recall which one it was but maybe someone else here will remember. You coukd try some searches here for dslr mod.
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Old 23-07-2017, 01:27 PM
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Thanks Glen ..I bought the camera in George Street and years ago visited everyone in George street..I recall four.
That would be great I can catch the train in maybe drop off the camera and go for a couple of ferry rides...pity Bintel are not in there I could do some window shopping.
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Old 24-07-2017, 01:52 PM
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+1 with Glen, trust Gary Honis - he has great detailed instructions with pics of everything. I bought a sensor-less 450D in bits from Glen, then got an aliexpress sensor for it which I modded. Works great. I've also modded a 550D. You just need reasonable eyes, hands not too shaky, and nerve (or a cheapish camera).

Apparently some cameras are easier to do than others? And if you can get cheap replacement sensors for your camera, even better
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Old 24-07-2017, 02:18 PM
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Yes, to remove the IR filter (from 450D, 400D) as per Gary Honis website is easy job to do.

After doing that, in order to use moded camera with my Canon 400mm f/2.8, I found out that I need some sort of IR-block filter.
The one mentioned on GH website is not good (Rocolax), it blocks too much of Halpha (at least the one I was sent), so I went to LenOpTec website (via Alibaba) and purchased excellent one (actually two samples, cut to custom size) for fraction of the price asked by Baader Planetarium.
I tested it and the results were excellent, see thread here:
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...+filter&page=2
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Thanks for all the input gentlemen but thanks to a kind offer from a member I will be getting it done and that is great because frankly the job is probably beyond me.

Alex
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I had my 1100d done by traveller (nick on here) did an excellent job and quick turn around
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I had my 1100d done by traveller (nick on here) did an excellent job and quick turn around

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Nice one, anyone want to mod my Nikon D5100 for $$$?
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